Big Brother is Watching…

As the systems used to evaluate teachers continue to evolve, it is increasingly becoming the norm that classroom observations are an integral part of the process. However, some administrators have taken the approach a bit too far, evolving into a sort of "Big Brother" that desires to see and know all, which often results in … Continue reading Big Brother is Watching…

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When Teachers Get Pushed Too Far

At this point I am sure all have seen the footage of the teacher from California that attacked the student in his class. While such actions can never be justified, I know that myself and a number of educators can sympathize with the instructor, whom after receiving an unrelenting onslaught of profanity and racial slurs … Continue reading When Teachers Get Pushed Too Far

School Supplies in Short Supply

Many educators understand that in order for our students to thrive, our classrooms need to be stocked with the supplies we need to teach and that students need for learning. However, with shrinking educational budgets, it's often up to teachers to figure out how to obtain what they need for their classrooms, as often asking … Continue reading School Supplies in Short Supply

Prepared for back to school?

Every teacher gets ready for the new school year differently. Some spend the summer crafting epic lessons, researching new pedagogy, and preparing a new icebreaker or two to try on the class. Others, well, they just break open a new bottle of aspirin as they steady themselves for the craziness that comes with the new … Continue reading Prepared for back to school?

Stores shouldn’t sell school supplies in July!

Seems like stores have already cleared out their shelves of summer wares to make room for school supplies. Now stepping into a store brings a reminder that our summer vacation is fading fast. I use to think it was bad when they would put out the Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving, but this is worse, it's … Continue reading Stores shouldn’t sell school supplies in July!